G train service partially suspended for 12 weeks

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photo-1(PIX11) — The first of 12 scheduled partial shutdowns of the G train will take place this weekend, severing the line’s link between Queens and Brooklyn.

For a dozen weekends between now and December, the MTA will be shutting the Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street and Court Square stops to conduct repairs and strengthen portions of the system that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in late October.

The tunnel under the Newtown Creek, which separates the boroughs, was flooded and later repaired, but problems have continued, necessitating the more extensive work.

The line will continue to operate on those weekends from Nassau Avenue and farther south.

The MTA will offer a free shuttle bus service for the affected stations.

Mark your calendars — these are the weekends the partial shutdown will be in effect, but the plan is subject to change, according to the MTA:

1. July 6-8

2. July 13-15

3. July 20-22

4. Aug 3-5

5. Aug 10-12

6. Aug 17-19

7. Aug 24-26

8. Sept 7-9

9. Sept 28-30

10. Oct 5-7

11. Dec 7-9

12. Dec 14-16

Visit the MTA website for more information on the closures

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